Drug Overdose Deaths Rise

Deaths from drug overdoses rose during the past year by more than 7%. Many of the more than 47,000 deaths are attributed to opiod painkillers, which includes OxyContin and Vicodin.The Center for Disease Control is workingon new guidelines for prescribing the prescription painkillers. Almost 11,000 of the deaths are due to heroin use, which has risen 28%.

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